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Used BMW 1 Series

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2013 BMW 1 Series What's new for 2013? 
2013 BMW 1 Series

A new higher-performance model joins the BMW 1 Series line for 2013, the 135is. It uses a version of the 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder engine that also powers the 135i, but tuned for a power increase from 300 horsepower to 320.

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2012 BMW 1 Series What's new for 2012? 
2012 BMW 1 Series

The 2012 1 Series is given little more than minor tweaks. The most notable update in 2011 was under the hood of the 135i, when it received a more responsive version of the tried-and-true 3.0-liter in-line six. At the same time, the 135i received a 7-speed Double Clutch automatic transmission (optional), while the 128i continued with an optional 6-speed Steptronic automatic. The most significant change on the 2012 BMW 1 Series landscape is the discontinuation of the 1 Series M Coupe. Its limited production run is marked "Sold."

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2010 BMW 1 Series What's new for 2010? 
2010 BMW 1 Series

HD Radio is made standard on all models, while Automatic High Beams become a new stand-alone option.

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2009 BMW 1 Series What's new for 2009? 
2009 BMW 1 Series

A heated steering wheel is added the 128i's Cold Weather Package and is a stand-alone option on the 135i. 1 Series cars ordered with navigation receive the latest iDrive system, which includes new menus, programmable memory keys and access to Google Maps.

About BMW 1 Series

Good enough to make some 3 Series buyers think twice, the 2013 BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertible speak to many BMW enthusiasts as well as younger buyers wanting an easier entrée into the joy of driving. And you can enjoy the 1 Series as aggressively as you care to, with an entry-level 128i offering 230 horsepower for around $32,000 and the new up-power 135is costing about $44,000 for its 320 turbocharged horses. Convertible variants across the line add the option of open-air motoring. The 1 Series is a simple, straightforward little package that takes the driving experience seriously.

Consumer Reviews

Great bang for the buck

By on Monday, August 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Fast, good handling and fun to drive."

Cons: "Burned through tires like crazy and tires are $"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've now owned two: the 135 and now just bought 128. I ended up getting a 128 when my lease was up. I miss my 135. Fast and nice little car. It'll out corner a 3 series. The gas tank is small. Still a fun and unassuming car."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Not entry-level

By on Friday, August 29, 2008

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Being a previous 325 owner I was woried that the 1-series may be too "entry-level". I am pleasently surprised; this car exceeds my expectations. Many upgrades to the car since my last BMW. Quality is excellent, as is the performance and driveability. This is no budget car. I could have bought a 325i for the same money. But the 325 is too bulbous (I drove one for 2 days and didn't like it); the 128i is definitely more fun to drive! And, it looks sportier."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great driving experience

By on Monday, August 20, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 19,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun driving experience, feels solid"

Cons: "cup holder in console is awkward, nav difficult"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"My 135i is completed loaded and I have not had any problems with anything-has never been in the shop except for regular maintenance. My only complaint is the cost and short life of the run flat tires. I love to feel the turbo kick in when passing someone on interstate!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful